- 8 tracks, each track corresponding to 1 instrument sound or MIDI note number.
- 16 steps in the sequence, with each track having a selectable length between 1 and 16 steps.
- Adjustable velocity (volume) for each track.
- Selectable tempo between 60-240 BPM and tap tempo.
- 4 preset patterns possible for each track.
- Each track can be set to run at different subdivisions of the tempo.
( 16th, 8th triplet, 8th, or quarter notes)
- Each track can play either forwards, backwards, or both (ping pong).
- Multiple tracks can be edited at once.
- Can be used without looking at a computer screen.
Eric from Keith McMillen Instruments has kindly provided extra info on making the sequencer run correctly:
"If you're trying to get this up and running on a fresh install of PD, you will need to add the following externals with the HELP -> FIND EXTERNALS utility:
Once these are installed, the sequencer runs beautifully."
This is my first large project using Pure Data and its kinda messy, but it seems to work fine. The download is located at the bottom of this screen.
Rhythmboy requires a custom QuNeo preset and the free Pure Data programming package to be installed.
A video demonstrating its functionality while controlling the drum channel of a Roland MT-32 module:
Load the QuNeo preset file onto your QuNeo using the editor software provided by KMI.
Make sure your QuNeo and any other MIDI devices you plan to use are plugged in.
Start Pure Data.
Set your QuNeo as MIDI INPUT and OUTPUT device 1.
To use with hardware, set your MIDI interface device as MIDI OUTPUT 2.
To use with software, set your virtual MIDI device (e.g. IAC in Mac OSx, Midi-Yoke in Windows, or JACK in Linux) as
MIDI OUTPUT 2 in Pure Data, and as a MIDI INPUT in your DAW.
The output channel for MIDI data can be adjusted in Pure Data.
This program is provided for free, without any guarantee.
You are free to alter it in any way, and use it for your own works, including commercial. You are not allowed to sell it for money.
If you want to redistribute it, please CONTACT ME FIRST. A shoutout for works using it is also greatly appreciated.